SimplySweetHankies

A wedding handkerchief adds a touch of elegance.

Montgomery, Texas · 2979 Sales

SimplySweetHankies

A wedding handkerchief adds a touch of elegance.

Montgomery, Texas 2979 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(897)

Announcement   We encourage you to view our Facebook site www.Facebook.com/Simplysweethankies. We have photos of our actual threads available. You will also find photos of custom orders that are not always listed on our Etsy.com site.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 17, 2016

We encourage you to view our Facebook site www.Facebook.com/Simplysweethankies. We have photos of our actual threads available. You will also find photos of custom orders that are not always listed on our Etsy.com site.

Tammy Sweetland

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Tammy Sweetland

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(897)
erinmwhite27

erinmwhite27 on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and arrived in time for our rehearsal dinner. The owner was always responsive to my messages about shipping. Both moms cried and will cherish them.

emilyann12092

emilyann12092 on Jul 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Came quickly and she even had a little card in there congratulating us on our wedding. It was the first time I'd seen my married name in writing! She is so thoughtful and sweet and the handkerchief is beautiful!!!!

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Updates

Personalized handkerchiefs for each of family members have become quite popular.
This is my newest Baptism/Christening handkerchief for a boy. It was a custom order request by a creative customer.
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About

Wedding Handkerchief Tradition

My oldest son married his beautiful wife in 2012. As the groom's mother I was in search of something that I could make to commemorate this special day. I made several handkerchiefs with their names and the wedding date to wipe our happy tears away. I have now made thousands of handkerchiefs for many other weddings. I have had brides customize handkerchiefs that have brought tears to my eyes with their sweet endearments to their parents.

The wedding hanky tradition is said to have begun in the South. Often the wedding handkerchief was passed down through many generations. Today the wedding handkerchief may be given many years prior to even being engaged. A flower girl may receive a handkerchief with a beautiful poem. A child may receive one the day of their Baptism.

Early farmers thought that a bride's wedding day tears brought luck and her tears would bring rain to their crops. Later, it was thought that a bride who cried on her wedding day would never shed another tear about her marriage. Today, wedding handkerchiefs are seen as a practical accessory to blot the bride's happy tears and are tucked away as a remembrance of their wedding day.

I love creating these ageless gifts and always love when a bride brings an idea for a new design.

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